LASIK & Refractive Surgery

At Miramar, we are dedicated to providing you with advanced solutions to correct your vision, ensuring you can live a life free of glasses and contact lenses. Our services include a range of cutting-edge procedures designed to meet different eye health needs and preferences. From traditional LASIK to innovative solutions like SMILE, our expert team is here to help you find the best path to clearer vision.

LASIK

LASIK is a safe, reliable, and painless way to improve vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is effective for many patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

LASIK is very popular, with about 700,000 procedures performed every year. Current research shows that 99 percent of patients achieve vision that is better than 20/40.

Since LASIK was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998, it’s undergone many advancements. Today, it is well regarded as an easy and effective way to achieve clear vision.

Contoura

Contoura LASIK is a form of personalized LASIK surgery. While traditional LASIK surgery maps the surface of the cornea, Contoura LASIK takes this to the next level, mapping 22,000 points on the cornea.

This topography-guided laser surgery can result in better outcomes for patients, reducing certain potential side effects of traditional LASIK, such as halos and glare. It can effectively treat nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism.

Traditional LASIK maps the surface of the cornea, but Contoura LASIK provides a much higher level mapping process, targeting 22,000 points. As a result, topography-guided laser surgery measures very small corneal imperfections versus simply measuring the overall curvature of the cornea.

With this detailed mapping process, Contoura LASIK is able to correct these minute imperfections, resulting in better overall vision.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a unique laser vision correction procedure that uses an excimer laser to burn away a small amount (about 5 to 30 percent) of the top of the cornea in order to correct refractive errors.

Instead of cutting a flap into the cornea with a blade like the LASIK procedure, this method preserves the strength of the cornea and avoids the risk of perforation and other flap errors that are commonly associated with the blade method.

During the PRK procedure, the eyes are numbed with anesthetic eye drops before your doctor uses targeted laser energy to correct the shape of the cornea. The doctor has complete control over the laser throughout the procedure for highly precise, customized results, designed to give each patient the best vision for their individual eyes. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes in your doctor’s office.

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive lens exchange, also called clear lens extraction, replaces the natural lens with a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) in patients wishing to correct high farsightedness, high nearsightedness, or presbyopia without undergoing a corneal modification procedure such as LASIK. Patients can choose from a wide range of IOLs in order to achieve the best possible vision for their individual eyes.

The refractive lens exchange procedure is the same that is used in cataract surgery. The only difference is that refractive lens exchange is performed to achieve refractive correction rather than cataract removal. Refractive lens exchange involves a rapid recovery and offers patients dramatic improvement in vision quality.

EVO ICL

EVO Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a revolutionary solution designed for patients who may not be suitable candidates for LASIK or PRK. This procedure involves placing a biocompatible lens between the iris and the natural lens without removing any corneal tissue.

EVO ICL offers the advantage of being reversible and is ideal for those with high levels of myopia or thin corneas. It provides sharp, clear vision, and unlike traditional contact lenses, is maintenance-free and designed to remain in place indefinitely.

SMILE

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, or SMILE, is the latest advancement in laser eye surgery, offering a minimally invasive alternative to LASIK. This procedure involves creating a small, precise incision in the cornea to remove a tiny piece of corneal tissue, effectively reshaping the eye and correcting vision.

SMILE is especially beneficial for patients with myopia and astigmatism. It boasts a quick recovery time, minimal discomfort, and a reduced risk of dry eye symptoms post-surgery. Miramar is proud to offer SMILE as a safe, effective, and flapless method for achieving clear vision.